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of us. >> we learned in today's news conference more of the effort that went into saving his life. one doctor said five times the amount of blood the average human body holds is what they needed to use in this operation. more than highland hospital has. things were frontic for a while. at one point the red cross had to put blood in a taxi and send it to the hospital to make sure they had enough. >> you can see the enormous stress of this past week in her face. >> absent lewolutely. >> garvin, thanks. >>> we are following developing news as a raging fire is tearing through a large home in pleasant hill in contra costa county. flames broke out about an hour ago seen first near the garage in the front of the house. soon after, firefighters were spotted on the roof breaking through it with tools. no word on whether anyone was inside the home when the fire started. we'll have more information on it as we get it. >>> some bizarre claims tonight from the man who may hold the key to an east bay killing spree. the man who lives at the house where two of the victims were found made his first cou
always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ finally allowed back home in san bruno three days after the massive explosion and fire killed four neighborses and seriously injured a dozen more. investigators still don't know what caused the gas line to explode as the search for clues continues. the california public utility commission is ordering pg&e to inspect all 5,000 miles of the gas line statewide. they are calling on the utility to change procedure for responding to gas leaks and preserve all records for its work on the line that goes through san bruno. pge crews are working to -- pg&e crews are working to restore power. lilian kim is live in san bruno with their home coming. lilian? >> beverly mandell's home was initially yellow taged which means she could only go home to retrieve her belongings. inside there are remanence of the pipeline explosion. >> i'm probably gonna have to have a new ceiling or something. that's also got holes in it. >> i expected to be in tears, but i wasn't. i am lucky this house is still standing here. >> dozens
of anguish and hope that maybe they would be found. that now moment never came when they told us the next day they had been some of the victims. we don't wish this on anyone. it is very painful. too much. i want to thank the community that was with us in our pain. we were victims but maybe this is all for the good so that pg&e can pay more attention to services. it has not come across our mines have ill feelings towards pg&e. >> he heard jackie spear announced her legislation earlier yesterday. and he hoped they will support the bill. we will continue in a moment. quick look from our camera in albany showing you westbound 80 the headlights making their way down towards berkeley. traffic is headlights making their way down towards berkeley. traffic is moving well. we @2 earth is a team a.m. but scandal that forecast today will be another hot one out there. potentially record setting temperatures again today. >> we have a lot of the record breaking temperatures yesterday and we have potential chance today as well. james like seeing a bit more in a way of fog this morning about 73 degrees for sa
first kron4 a cake thompson joins us live. they're letting us know where federal but authorities are in the investigation. >> federal authorities are looking for information. dave heard reports in claims of people in the neighborhood smell gas . they're asking one in december know whoever reported smelling gas to please contact them. they're also looking into it anyone who might have dead vegetation in their yard, that could be a clue there was a ghastly. and they're also looking for people to give on that information. they're asking for cell phone video out surveillance video, anything out of the ordinary that could help with this investigation. because they still have clearly not been able to determine what caused the blast. today they said they bought an additional investigators to help them out. >> we have added two additional staffers to help us with the work. when we have started to do, document the damage, document the fire, the heat, the fatalities the injuries. the more that we can document the exact location and the extent of damage and injuries. the better we're able t
it's 4:59. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. right now the bay area's first ever expressway lane is opening up to drivers. that means solo drivers can pay for the privilege of using what would otherwise be a carpool lang. jenelle wang is live over 680 in fremont. this has been in the works for a long, long time. >> yeah. and it's finally here. set to open in about 30 seconds from now officially. at 5 a.m. the bay area's first expressway lane. i'm along highway southbound 680. you can see the traffic going southbound right here. there will be three entry and three exit points. you're looking at one of the entry points here. washington boulevard exit. the new expressway lane replaces the carpool lane on southbound 680 between pleasanton and milpitas. a 14-mile stretch. it operates between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. monday through friday. carpoolers will be able to use the lane for free as well as motorcycles, transit buses and highway vehicles with valid stickers but solo drivers can use the lane with fair fas trak pass. only three entry and exit points and ille
there's still a chance you can get around the back up. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm garvin thomas in for brent cannon. the time is now 5:00. we're going to get to rob in just a second, but we have an update on a story we brought you in the last half hour about power outages in san francisco. pg&e now tells us about 4,600 people living in the western addition area of the city don't have power at the moment. they say they will turn the lights back on hopefully between now and 6:00 a.m. >> get to sleep in a little bit. maybe pull the blankets over your head a little bit, a little cool out there this morning, rob. >> it is. and some folks may want to hang on to that for the afternoon as well. we've got some cool temperatures and this is what's getting my attention this morning. take a look at the radar. we're firing it up this morning to show you some rain mainly off to our north, but that frontal system there is providing enough lift to the low clouds this morning to drop drizzle for your morning commute. we've got 50s and 60s for the m
shooting each other. from both sides of the street. police think an ak-47 was used. 50 rounds were found on the ground. no arrests have been made. >> a developing story gas leak that has been affecting a roadway in orinda. pg&e has told us they have finally capped this. this is that broke what road. let's go live there with jackie sizzle on the scene. >> pg&e have shut off the gas but brought no way is shut down cruise over here this is where the contractor that was working over night punctured to the gas line that cause the issues out here. they're still working out here but they are saying they are 15-20 minutes away from reopening parts of downtown orinda this is the third time in two days we've seen a ghastly this one was a contractor using a back hoe ruptured the main. >> yesterday was caused by construction crews as well. the concern is how long it takes pg&e to stop it. this has taken hours to shut off the lake. >> pg&e is defense a lot of times they're not on the scene when that happens it takes awhile to get here and figure out what line has been ruptured and they go through the
they found 20- pounds of this ammonium, a chemical used to make explosives. this is the bomb squad. they said they cannot deal with this type of situation and they called in the atf instead and these two separate scenes. it wasn't just chemicals found in the upland court. the bodies of two women overnight. the police say it was a grisly scene. this is the home of 67-year-old dena allen. allen and her friend, carol smarkt, have been missing since wednesday. this is also a home where suspected killer efren valdemoro was known to say, sometimes trying to pass himself off as allen's son. here's where the story takes another turn -- police say the bodies of these two women had been in this home for a while and apparently during that time, allen husband, who reported her missing, had been living in the home. so he's been arrested and is in custody at this hour. how is this all connected to valdemoro? well, that's still unclear. police say all of this may not be connected to the hercules case in which valdemoro is suspected of killing an elderly man on friday. that man's son is still missing. if we
will monitor this, and as you can see hopefully, somebody from the american red cross will give us the list of what they're doing today is far is that agency is concerned. >> will tran, there were try to go to those hotspots that if there were any more victims or bodies. today, the you know, this morning if they can finally found any more bodies, victims? >> well, that depends on some of the homes, some homes are still very hot. three of them are still there is hot, too hot to go through with cadaver dogs. and i can tell you that with about 20 minutes ago i saw an entire convoy of fire trucks go up san bruno ave. for some reason, if they're making great progress to make sure that that place is cool enough for the dog to go through in some of the plays out. and yes, there will be able to do that but i still understand that still homes have not been completely searched. so far, only four fatalities but there could still be more. >> thank you, cured, and also, he is reporting live and the latest video have of the damage that you can see dozens of homes, jimmy's only where the homes jimmygeand
:00 hour shows us that we will be contained to the peninsula, east bay. as to make it on through the day a looks like the fog will burn off rather quickly. by 9:00 he conceded a matter of lifting. 11 we should be in the clear. 57 degrees, 63 oakland, fremont area's temperature of about 60, in the afternoon we'll warn those temperatures in the upper 70's in santa rosa, napa. 81 fairfield, concord. down in the south bay temperatures as angry around 75 degrees for fremont, a word and 65 for half moon bay. 82 los daughters. here is a look at your 7 day around the bay. a little bit of a cooling trend as we had demit version of the week, first of all the game is on thursday much, much for up to that. back to you. >> of to a great start, reserve clear starting your for the project, bridges are moving goods into the city at the westbound. no size of any broker, it should be in this dummies' teacher for you. dry times during what is the minutes from the foot of the macarthur maze as you make your way into fremont. jumping on over to red december tell you can see conditions are slightly thicker he
upper 60s 744 fremont. warming it up quickly of the orange showing us 80 spirit by throwing in nine days your afternoon highs showa's triple digits. all the purple showing us triple digits. a p.m. continuing warm temperatures into the 80s tariff getting up to 103 is set rosa today 1013 sonoma. fairfield's of 1 02. along the peninsula upper 90s. along the peninsula '70s and '80s. 7 day around the bay hot today but then cooler temperatures by more the cooling trend continues through the worst of the work will appear >> pretty quiet start for your commute no major problems no hot spots for the driver around the area. we did have word of the possibility of trouble in hayward but it is in the ninth new direction. star with a look at the bridge westbound the bay bridge so far no back up for a delay in easy commute goes to and across the upper deck of the bay bridge. no problems on the lower deck on construction the ride through the san mateo bridge here as you can see is a good one. hayward eastbound of this san mateo bridge connecting up with 880 southbound you may see some delays spirit ther
announcer ] wells fargo. with you when it's time to save. ♪ human being. >> this woman used to work as a housekeeper for meg whitman and she came forward today to say she is here illegally and whitman knew it. >> cecilia vega is here with more on the possible political fallout for the republican candidate. cecilia? >> carolyn, this political fallout could be coming in the days ahead. she said she had no idea her housekeeper was undocumented until last year. but the housekeeper's lawyer said she knew and did nothing about it. >> we have to hold employers accountable for hiring only documented workers. >> that was yesterday. today she emerged, her former house ceerp of nine years and she -- housekeeper for nine years and in the country illegally. >> and i said, meg, please, can you help me? she was very upset and said, no! and you don't know me, and i have never seen you. >> with attorney gloria allred by her side, she said whitman treated her like garbage. >> in short, it was a nightmare. >> from the campaign trail in san jose, whitman fired back. she said she hired nicky through an
. ktvu's kraig debro joins us live from pittsburg with details. >> reporter: good morning. recovery and search teams will not be using the cadaverrer dogs that are used to find bodies so many times. they say there's too much of an area and too many smells. frederick sales has been missing and they believe he's in the keller canyon area since then. >> they may have had a piece of letterhead with a hercules letter on it. but that's it. >> reporter: search crews, three police officers and volunteers are looking for a body, and not a survivor. police say frederick sales was brought her unknowingly for bringing him -- unknowingly by trash garbage. it's believed valdamoro stole an escalade from one of the vallejo woman and used it to put frederick sales's body in a dumpster where he used to work. >> the business park is also in close proximity to the crepe myrtle residence where the older sales was found. >> reporter: police say the home's owned by the suspect's girlfriend. the saleses and another woman rented rooms from the owner. police say valdamoro was jealous of cindy tran, his girlf
moving into the picture friday night. rain to the north of us really starting to gain a bit of what impact as we head toward her saturday morning we could see showers cells worked down into the peninsula. chance of rain saturday an inch your sunday. your 7 day around the bay shows a warming trend the next couple of days and then the storm moves in by the weekend >> a bridge checks we have not discovered any problems or hot spots transmute the bay bridge westbound still pretty light here though in the next 20 minutes they are likely to activate the meter lights and we will see back up for the west bound ride san mateo bridge no problems you can see the commute looks good no delays coming over from hayward on highway 92 looks good. 101 southbound moving well this morning even through marin county no delays. we are keeping our eye on interstate 580 in the westbound direction there was an early morning report of a stall and even though was not blocking lanes it could be getting enough interest to grade debt early back up. >> we will be back as the kron news returns after a b-a-c-c-a-l-a
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number one for those of us who would love to get in and would love to find abettors of asian. you can always try dropping in and dining at the bar. in san francisco vicki kron 4 news. >> for the first time the san francisco survey also included food trucks and pop up eateries. they call cheap pizza or best bang for the box. the talk of truck is number one it's a fleet of brick and mortar offshoot it could be found cruising up and down harrison street and the talk goes have been invested in a burger which came in second. followed by last year's wintewe. it's located on larkin and at the street. >> a live look at side from downtown san francisco mostly sunny skies now but it's cooler in breezy today. a big change is coming the other way this weekend a big warmup in store details coming of the news at 6:00 coming up next. paul live this is kron 4 news at 6:00 it's been more than a week since the san bruno gas line explosion still others months of work ahead. crews will begin cleaning up the fires on on thursday. christine conley shows that's what's being done to prepare to keep neighbori
teenager. today they sent a letter out to parents letting us know what happened. tonight a father tells us his anyone is in describable. family and friends of 17-year- old raymond justice gathered for a quiet vigil in front of his home. he raised raymond as a single father. after seeing combat in vietnam, he never thought he would experience the horror of trying to save his own son on the streets of oakland. >> this is blood right here. i said that with the police, give him mouth to mouth resuscitation and his last breath came and i knew he was dead. >> reporter: last night around 6:30 he told his neighbors raymond ran to his home after he was shot at a nearby bus station. there was an altercation before the shooting. >> she was working with him on some of his homework and he was on his way home from that. >> the principal from the high school told us raymond had been receiving tutoring at oakland high shortly before the shooting. he was a junior with a 3.3 grade point average and planned to attend college. >> it's tough. i mean, you know, he is a kid that had a bright future. >> reporter:
to use. >> one of the reasons that you might need to point tell is that to the delays are point to be later. this does not have any traffic impact and there is no rush of cars the airline debt using to wait that ramps of there is no reason for them not to go ahead and take their time and get the work done now. these are the perils that are being replaced and just to be cleared this is not affecting the right west 80 or the east the traffic is flowing to the east bay 37 though as they're trying to get onto columbus parkway. that is the extent of the traffic. the west bound traffic in go to redwood, turn around and come back and it will be able to get on the east on columbus there. but as a key to the bridge check, there is no high spots it is looking good and even with the activation of the metering lights we do not have any back up on the approach and the center lanes look good. for the bay bridge and the cemetery ridge drive looks good. no problems here and let us look right to the going rate, not only is there light traffic on the bridge of light traffic through marin county f
of us. a look outside in terms of fog visibility not bad this morning you concede is starting to cushion from the coast right for the golden gate bridge or along half moon bay through the sunset for the most part we are staying clear just a bit cloudier. this is a much cooler temperatures are expected to get a drop of 22 degrees in 37 cisco redwood city about 20 say many words 19 below where we were real estate for mountain view 18 in san house i so throughout the day to day will be slow to warm by about the 10:00 hour keeping temperatures in the '60s out there by noon time now much change '60s and '70s hereafter in height topping out into '70s may be the '80s keeping along the '60s for the peninsula schools clerk for the 7:00 are your afternoon highs 80 degrees and then arrested today 81 in fairfield those are some warmer spots in san rafael and mcauley temperatures low '70s the peninsula temperatures in the '60s much cooler weather expected for sampras as good today. san mateo was 68 years 7 day around the bay cooler temperatures every day this week's eighth is the tomorrow dropping of
, the calendar says summer is over but mother nature seems to be ignoring it. our anne makovec joins us now from walnut creek to explain that pg&e is urging conservation this morning. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. here in downtown walnut creek, it is hanging around the lower 60s. you can see from this live time and temperature behind me. it's going to get up to 102 here in walnut creek. that creates two issues. number one, it's a "spare the air" day and the possibility of power outages so many people are running their air- conditioning it could lead to overload. that's what happened in castro valley this weekend. more than 30,000 pg&e customers lost power for almost three hours on saturday night. pg&e says it was a heat-related equipment failure issue. the mere thought of not having ac can have us sweating. but this may make things easier on the power grid. shut your windows and keep blinds closed in the morning, right now, to keep cool air trapped in the home. try to remember to turn off lights and appliances either right now or before the sun comes up. do your best to use them
that would apply for the one set on wednesday. >> understate law the department of crepes said it would use a three-drug procedure in regulations they spent years creating. those regulations have force of law and so judge fogel is saying you can either have your rights unthe constitution protected and understate law protected but not both. it's completely unfair. >> reporter: the same judge, judge jeremy fogel, was the one who halted executions in california in 2006. it claimed procedures for the three drug cocktail aimed at killing the condemned was not clear, and the death chamber was too dimly lit to monitor the procedure. but the judge is now allowing the executions to proceed because of a supreme court ruling in 2008 which upheld lethal injections in the state of kentucky and because ohio and washington state have been using 1-drug executions for the past year with no reported problems. that even as fogel presides over a lawsuit challenging the same procedure. brown has filed an appeal with the ninth circuit court. what they plan to do if all stays of execution fail. craig devro, san q
. it is a long and carpool lane where if as you see here on google or the will of drivers to use car cloth if they pay with a fast track. here's why you need to know. the new hours 5 i a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. must have a valid fast-track costing between 30¢ and said that to $6 depending on how heavy the traffic consisted clark pulled drivers if you don't want a get charged. when you got this static shield beg you need to beg to hide your fast track so does not beat when you're in that lane. violators the ticket $381. to get you more newscasters jackie's this'll watching the new plane this morning chris >> and could morning mark it's been open for on that was your kid to see traffic coming down in fremont it's the far right hand lane. that is the tolling we are talking about. we haven't seen a lot of people in it yet. there are signs an entry points at all the on ramp to the freeway. it will tell you how much it will cost you to get into that polling. right now is $1. as congestion picks up we may see that go up. >> thank you jackie will check in later. if an update on bay area freeways with er
it was not on a list they say the system is flawed. >> we don't know what the cause was but that will inform us on how to look at the segments and whether the process that we use is a good process are not. >> pg&e submitted last year for base-rate proceedings they said they had read this section to and half miles away from the blast site. c u p c is pleased that pg&e complied the agency says it's important to have the information this list changes from year to year yesterday's list is the most recent period the c p u also requested the list for the past few years they will decide if changes need to be made on how the pipelines are monitored. police are investigating the solo crash in san jose that killed and eight year-old appeared in happened near o'grady drive at 3:00 a.m. report showed the driver as san jose man lost control of the has to be crashing into a light pole and cause the vehicle to catch fire. an 18 year-old passenger pronounced dead at the scene the driver is expected to survive he was taken to hospital. will tran joins us on the phone with more. >> that drivers in big trouble he is an
will use her population and influence in six states where democratic candidates are in a little bit of trouble. this as lisa murkowski is being accused of trying to split up the republican party in alaska by running as a write-in candidate to save her senate seat. then, of course, there's delaware, where christine o'donnell says she's taking advice on all the controversy surrounding her from sarah palin. we're going to have more on all of this coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> talking about controversy, also had that bitter custody battle between mel gibson and his ex-girlfriend, oksanna aggressivera. the actor apologized for his behavior in those intimate phone conversations. why is so much of their dirty laundry being aired so publicly and is oksanna behind it all? this morning for the first time, her attorneys speak out. >>> and on tuesday we told you about that british girl who just won the title of america's perfect teen. so how do her fellow contestants feel about that? we'll hear from them and talking to that win withing teen from wales as she joins for a live interv
garbage that came from a business park in hercules. where he used to work. where one murder victim's car was found. >> the area that they are searching is north shore business park which as you know was where the cadillac escalade was discovered. >>reporter: meantime another man who was once a house mate of his was arraigned in fairfield court on felony explosive charges related to the chemical c 4 and dynamite found in his vallejo back yard and in a storage unit. >> enter plea of not guilty to all counts. >>reporter: charles entered a plea of not guilty on explosive charges. bail remains high two million dollars because of alleges the 72-year-old demonstrationist may also be involved in the murder of 2 women found at his house. they have been positively identified as mark and the wife allen. >> i think he's a victim in the case. >>reporter: the body in the house. >> no. >>reporter: police say he's a person:00 interest in the 2 murders. investigators claim he did in the act normal when confrontedinformation that the e in his house. his attorney says someone else put them there. >
and a chance for some showers by the weekends we will get their into the weekend. let us take a look right now, i will see mind as storm is expected to pull into the area. even throughout the day we actually could see the showers will toward north and there's probably a chance to to get into our area through the north bay and it is sunday morning that record to see some sprinkles starting to play a bigger role in our forecast by 5:00 our worst expecting light showers all the way into san rafael. the golden gate bridge and as we head into 7:00 hour. really, most people will make up and feel the rain out there. but is expected to grow up rest of the morning and into the afternoon and insets day it is a better chance of picking up showers in the afternoon all the way to 5:00 bringing as raindrops into the forecast and even into the evening we could still be dealing with widespread rain. it is not by 9:00 or 10:00 that we will be seen that push on out and along the peninsula as well. right now are fog tracker is showing that the north bay along the peninsula and into the east bay and even pushing
a residential suburb. investigators used dna to identify lavonne bullis, 85, and her son gregory bullis, 50, as victims of the sept. 9 blast. gregory bullis' son, william james bullis, 17, was identified after an examination of remains found at the family's home in san bruno. this brings the total number of victims to seven. >> 6 04 a.m. clear conditions you can see from our shot. san jose temperatures sitting in the '50s the low 50s the first of all officially today. a nice warm up through the day today and then hot weather heading towards weekend. we are talking about the heat wave here. 54 for san francisco opera '50s through oakland. now but not getting out of the 40 jet. taking it through the day by 10:00 a.m. mostly sixties may be some '50s. by noontime '60s-'70s. towards the afternoon shows this '80s. 80s back into our area again especially for the napa valley and also is to the delta as well. by 7:00 p.m. still staying warm out their temperatures hanging on to the '60s-'70s. your afternoon highs 84 in fairfield, 80 napa, '70s right around the media base 74 san francisco, along the c
.m.. as mike said, the first day of astronomical fall. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. developing news in downtown orinda where commuters can expect a few delays maybe this morning as pg&e tries to cap a gas leak. a construction crew hit a gas main around 11:30 last night near camino pablo. about a dozen homes were evacuated but all residents have now been allowed to return to their homes. city officials say the leak is near the on-ramp to eastbound 24 but say a detour has been put in place. this is the third significant gas leak reported in the last 24 hours in the bay area. yesterday morning crews dealt with a gas leak on the cal state east bay campus in hayward and last night a small leak forced the closure of el camino real in millbrae for two hours. >> bulldozers head out to the san bruno neighborhood devastated by natural gas and fire. the goal is remove demolished homes. >> the cleanup crews will come in at 8:00 this morning to clear out this debris. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred ca
is a good one. they have been talking about fog this morning on the stand. that is a relief for those of us live in the city. 101 looks great. no problems and for marin county. on a show you the short freeway. interstate 80 from albany its eastbound ashby avenue that lanes were blocked where high- speed pursuit had terminated. they have cleared the lanes and there is no impact on the west bound to be side so that is good news. there's nothing to contend with from the upper to lower the short freeway. >> the extreme heat not just an uncomfortable but high fire danger. will tran and the santa cruz mountains with more. >> this sign is an empty front of the fire station. it reads fire danger high today. it is very dry around here in the community level is low. curvet combination to give firefighters all kinds of trouble should there be a fire. reporting from santa cruz mountains will tran kron 4 news. >> ascus a career rate superior court judge to block his execution scheduled for wednesday. the judge is considering challenging on lethal injection. oliver brown is sentenced to die for raping an
? [ pause ] >> can you hear me? >> yes. can you hear us? >> yes, i can. go ahead. >> was it a pipeline? >> you know, we -- we -- what we do know at this point in time, there's a lot we still don't know, but the cause has yet to be determined but we do know that a pg&e gas transmission line was ruptured. >> okay. >> and if it is ultimately determined that we were responsible for the cause of the incident, we will take accountability for that. but, uhm, the cause has yet to be determined. we can confirm that a gas transmission line was ruptured. >> did you have any crews working in that area or had anyone checked in with pg&e to say they would be working in that area? >> you know, those are the types of details that are going to come forward as the -- as the investigation takes place? uhm.... what i can tell you is the ntsb, the national transportation safety board, is expected to be on site, on scene today. they are the federal agency responsible for investigating natural gas pipe line incidents. and pg&e will cooperate fully with the ntsb and all other federal, state and local agenci
. numerous people who live in the neighborhood continue to tell us they smelled gas. one resident says he even saw a pg&e worker checking the area just two days before the blast. >> guys from pg&e, when i got out from my house that morning, he was checking something on the floor with some -- something that beeps. >> pg&e says workers do use a tool that beeps to check for leaks but a smokeman did not confirm for us that any pg&e workers were in that neighborhood before the explosion. pg&e says they are continuing to look into that report. we've assembled an extensive catalog of information on the san bruno fire on our website. you'll find the status of homes, you report videos and a tour of the devastation along with ways you can help the victims. it's all on the home page at abc7news.com. >> california law and order types are today making a surprising call to back the november ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana. a group of police officers, prosecutors today will hold a news conference to endorse proposition 19. it would allow adults over 21 to buy non-medicinal pot. joe mcn
. >> here's a live look from sutro towers on a clear bay. fortunately we have high pressure. brings us poor air quality and high heat the next couple days. >> the road work just cleared off the upper deck of the bay bridge but plenty more out there. all the details coming up. >> it's 5:00 this wednesday, good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. we begin with breaking news out of the east bay. police have found the bodies of two murder victims in vallejo early today. those killings and at least two more maybe linked to a man who died in a shoot-out with the chp last night in richmond. that's where terry mcsweeney is right now, and that's where the shoot-out took place. terry? >> there was two bodies you mentioned found in vallejo this morning are two people who were missing, both tied to the murder suspect, the man gunned down out here at the pacific east mall here at richmond last night. in the car with him last night. after they shot him they went into his car and found another murder victim. take a look at some pictures from last night. this entire chase s
the day off but not much out there. people coming into the city just like us having to go to work golden gate bridge. >> not bad. >> nope. let's get a check on our forecast. hi lawrence. >> this should be a spectacular labor day around the bay area. sunshine all the way to the coastline, temperature is heating up, offshore winds, cranking up the numbers inland, 80s and low 90s. san jose and out toward the coastline the coast is clear of low cloud and fog. will stay that way all day long temperatures upper 60s. mid-70s. big changes in the works. >> 6:02 a.m. law enforcement officers and volunteers back at an east bay landfill, ann is in pittsburgh where searchers are looking for a man missing for more than a week. good morning. >> good morning they have been at it since friday, three full days of searching so far. they are going to continue this morning looking for maybe a body or any clues that might lead to the where abouts of a missing man so far they have come up empty handed. about 2 dozen volunteers, and several invest gators have been out here every day since friday, sifting throug
us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. in the news the latest developments on the san bruno explosion and fire at 5 a.m.. the casualty count which fluctuated over the weekend stands at four confirmed dead and four missing. two missing residents were located yesterday. they were safe and sound. ntsb investigators are taking the pipe to washington d.c. where it will be reconnected to sections removed from the crater. the state public utility commission has ordered pg&e to step up investigations of the pipeline system statewide. this morning at 10:00 the owners of 48 red-tagged homes deemed unsafe will get further instructions. >> anyone who might have information or video that could help the investigation with the reported problems in the days before the explosion. for the latest jenelle live in san bruno. >> that's right, kristen. if you smelled anything prior to last thursday's explosion or if you have any amateur video of the explosion itself, they want it. meanwhile the california public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to inspect all its natural gas lines. according
us know what happened. tonight a father tells us his anyone is in describable. family and friends of 17-year- old raymond justice gathered for a quiet vigil in front of his home. he raised raymond as a single father. after seeing combat in vietnam, he never thought he would experience the horror of trying to save his own son on the streets of oakland. >> this is blood right here. i said that with the police, give him mouth to mouth resuscitation and his last breath came and i knew he was dead. >> reporter: last night around 6:30 he told his neighbors raymond ran to his home after he was shot at a nearby bus station. there was an altercation before the shooting. >> she was working with him on some of his homework and he was on his way home from that. >> the principal from the high school told us raymond had been receiving tutoring at oakland high shortly before the shooting. he was a junior with a 3.3 grade point average and planned to attend college. >> it's tough. i mean, you know, he is a kid that had a bright future. >> reporter: the students and staff at life academy have crea
city do an amazing job, but there needs to be a balance in terms of us doing a better job in terms of evaluating teachers, also management doing a better job in terms of saying let's help train teachers up and if they can't do the job, don't let them have automatic tenure. >> there's a new movie out called "waiting for superman" it wa paints a dismal picture of education in this country. teachers unions are set up to protect their members to the detriment of learning, why is that an unfair assessment. >> i could go through it factually, i don't want to do that. this is what i was concerned about about that movie. there are thousands of public schools in the united states of america that do a great job. should we all be doing a better job? absolutely, yes. i saw your interview with the president yesterday, matt, i agreed with everything the president said, we all have to do a better job, the mayor is right, the global economy is really different. schooling is different today than when you and i went to school. the thinking skills are things that all kids need right now. the bottom l
what a way to end the summer. a hot, sunny day for most of the bay. don't get too used to it, if anything this year has proven, once you get used to something it's going to change and a cool change is coming our way. a significant temperature drop in the next few days, rob is swreho to show what to expect. hey, rob. >>> this summer, it seems like we've only had five or six hot days and today was one of them. san jose, 92 degrees. it is scorching around the south bay. look at the humidity, way down and bone dry, 13%. as we head north, winds are picking off and we're cooling off at 83 degrees. san francisco, the sea breeze is cranking up. you can see 79 degrees and northwest wind at 17 miles an hour an the fog that's moving up around slee pass in area. the low to the north will drop the temperatures big-time and may toss drizzle our way. we'll have a look at the rapid changes coming your way in a few minutes. tom? >>> thank you, for california law enforcement this labor day has been busier than last. too many people are drinking and driving. as of this morning, california offic
the oil began to leak. the u.s. coast guard says it will resume its search later this morning for a woman that placed a may day call in the waters off the coast of tiburon. they conducted searches from the richmond san rafael bridge and to angel island but failed to locate the caller. officials also broadcast alerts to marine traffic in the area. >> it's now 5:05. investigators will resume their search for a fifth day this morning looking for a body that may have been dumbed at a pittsburgh landfill. they're focussed on a one-acre stretching hoping to find clues that led to the whereabouts of frederick salas. he may be the fifth victim in the string of murders all at the hands of valdemoro. police say so far the tedious search has yielded just one clue and it's not much. >> the only thing they have found is a piece of letterhead that had a hercules dress but it's not related to this case. >> investigators are searching in the right area where trash from hercules was dumped. possibly the same trash from the business park where valued marrow once worked and where the car he had was abandone
always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza back up to the macarthur maze. there was an oil spill on the upper deck after a bus lost its transmission. that's why we are so badly back up for this necommute. the meter and lights were turned on a very close to 6:00 a.m. you can see things are backed up let switchover showing you traffic trucker interstate 80 is backed up all along the glory short freeway. we are seeing indications of of back up in macarthur maze. let's back that out a bit you can see there ride coming down from the freeway is definitely slowing things. slow from children's hospital in the westbound direction. a big problem for this commute. you can see all approaches are born to be jammed for a while. let's take go look at another problem interstate 580 in the westbound direction the back up from 2 05 interchange through the altamont pass towards airway boulevard. that was where there was another spill. the traffic has moved much better through livermore. the problem is a back up reach
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will have water. (inaudible) >> (inaudible) we have a water main at claremore mont that may save us. >> we are handling medical we have double what medical spending. >> we have resources but i don't know if we ought access to that location. >> (inaudible) glenn and plymouth. we have three burned victims there. >> all of those people calling and needing help with severe burns and firefighters and we have resources but no water. we have more audio from that day you can go to our web site. >>iran's english language state television has reported that american sarah shourd has been released after more than a year in prison. sarah shourd,32, together with two other americans were apprehended by iranian security forces near the border with northern iraq on accused of spying. we will be back as kron 4 as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our m
. >>> reporter: sara shourd embraced her mother, grateful to be back in the u.s. but the american released after 13 months in an iranian prison says this is no time to celebrate. >> my disappointment with not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. i stand before you 1/3 free. >> reporter: when she left iran last week, she left behind her fiance, shane bauer and her friend josh fattal. the three were detained on the iran,-rare border, charged with spying. >> it's time to clear up the misunderstanding that lead to our imprisonment. >> reporter: shourd used the new york news conference to explain she and bauer had jobs in syria and went hiking with fat tall to a popular iraq waterfall. >> we committed no crime and we are not spies. >> reporter: the iranian president arrived in new york on sunday to attend the u.n. general assembly. mahmoud ahmadinejad said releasing shourd was a humanitarian gesture that the u.s. should return. >> u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians who were illegally arrested and detained. >> reporter: the mothers of bauer and fatal w
on this thursday. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. the best known name in toddler toys is announcing a mastiff recall including everything from tricycles to high chairs. jenelle joins us with more. >> eric, if you have a child five years old, you probably have some fisher price product in your home. just the past hour the company announced this massive recall, 10 million products. the recall includes nearly 1 million fisher price high chairs with pegs on the back legs for tray storage. toddlers have cut themselves on the pegs. seven of them needed stitches. also recalled, 7 million tricycles including hot wheels, barbie free spirit and tough tyke. ten children have flipped and hurt themselves. >> things that protrude from a toy which children can fall and hurt themselves need to be removed from toys so that they don't pose a hazard. >> also recalled small inflatable balls found on play gyms and little people cars because the wheels can detack and pose a choking hazard. for those toys, they will need to be replaced. you can contact fisher price at 1-800-432-5427. kristen
giving us the our view of a clear shot this morning no fog and it is a warm start for the day. we will warm up quickly temperatures could be warmer today than yesterday. cooling trend in for tomorrow and for liberalabor day. 64 in h oakland 67 at hayward, into the afternoon we are warming it up and the upper 90s today interest and rosa at the same for fairfield cooler in mill valley san rafael topping out 94 and along the peninsula look at these 86 for san francisco, san bruno into the '90s, upper 90s palo alto, through berkeley and oakland upper 80s, 96 degrees in castro valley, 101 for antioch and livermore down in the south bay temperatures upper 90s and triple digits of is like cupertino and los gatos as well. as we make our way towards the labor day much cooler forecast in francisco might not make get out of the '60s on labor day, san jose comfortable 80 degrees, and low eighties for livermore's well. low oil coast of fog tomorrow and a different forecast for next week. >> not exactly the commute direction but a hot spot 17 south bundy shut down south of the summit pass summi
christopher he is coming over. can you tell us any new developments in this case i know you took the key parts of the pipe back to washington dc. those phone calls and e-mail is critical. >> we will follow up on all of that. one of the reason e-mail's are critical it is important to find out if there was gas escaping before this occurred. this could help us determine how this occurred. if there was gas escaping it could've been a pinhole. versus the catastrophic rupture which would not have a gas well in advance. >> are you concerned we are six days out from the explosion and only 1 e-mail that you can say definitively from a person the reportedly smelled gas in that area are you concerned six, seven, eight days out that those phone calls may not comment. >> that is a possibility we will not know. that is still not what we're looking for we want reports of order before the event. >> somebody who said yes i smelled the odor and pg&e was called. >> or call 911 or whoever. we were looking for immediate sale before the explosion. >> are you worried about a fan of small people sasasasasasasasn they
&e recommends shutting off lights and other appliances when not being used. resetting air-conditioner to 85 degrees when you're away from home and 75 when your home. cal fire is battling wildfires along the mexican border. it started on the machens mexican side of the border. cal fire has spent san when hundred fire fighters to fight that fire that straddles the border. two firefighters have been injured and a mexican fire truck has been damaged. the day go wildfire has been contained it broke a saturday burned 89 a. one firefighter is in critical but stable condition this morning. it briefly threatened homes yesterday and the town of the data. one out building and two cars were destroyed. a developing story the latest in san bruno gas line explosion new legislation aimed at improving natural gas pipes will be introduced today. they will be announcing legislation about 10:00 a.m. this of course as cleanup efforts continued. you can see how much they have to clean up. crews are removing debris and soils. they're trying to get clearance to rebuild. new for you this morning a judge could rule
the festival to the northbound lanes of columbus avenue instead of using washington square park. they want to restore the italian heritage to the festival and avoid the $23,000 cost of the permit to use the park. it's gone up considerably because the care of the park required after the event. >>> more ships, more sailors, more marines and more free family-friendly events promise to make this year's fleet week something to see. the event is still a month away but preparations are under way. you can help out. here to tell us about it, is ed flowers with the organizing committee. thanks for joining us so early. let's get excited about it. tell me what's new about fleet week. >> fleet week, there are a lot of great things going on. as usual, we'll have the blue angels and static displays of military equipment and a parade of ships this year's focus is going to be on something more serious and vital to the bay area. as we know, living here in this wonderful bay area, the great earthquake is coming. this year we planned in actual practice with the military, with the navy and marines who will be
on 680 using bay area's first express lane but you have to pay to play. >> loss for week of summer actually it's half full week of summer left. we are clearing up here and not much wind. the fog looks good here. we are looking at a nice day today and then what happens >> to was >> it is the opposite of what you'd like to have them was several days before the first day of fall we cool it down and then after the first of all we warming up. temperatures getting into the 90s it will feel like summer on your saturday in some inland spots eighties around the bay opera '60s for the coast. >> grace counselors will be on hand today after one of five novato high school juniors was killed in an apparent alcohol- related crash.bmw carrying all five male students was traveling west on novato boulevard at bowman friday when it spun out of control and was struck by a big but both live cattle inside. one teen was pronounced dead at the scene. of drinking after authorities found a container of liquor and outside the bmw, which continued a rest in a field. >> william willis dunn leg gas explosion.
a guardrail sliced right through his suv. he survived, and he'll be talking to us about that coming up this morning. now, matt, back to you at the white house. >> thanks very much. we've got a lot to get to. first, let's go back inside studio 1a. tamron hall has all the headlines. >>> we began with more flooding in parts of the midwest. a levee is leaking in portage, wisconsin. some people have been evacuated. officials say if more evacuations are needed residents will have to get out by boat. people in minnesota are also dealing with major flood damage. >>> today a panel appointed by president obama starts its investigation into the bp oil spill in the gulf of mexico and the administration's response to it. >>> hyundai is recalling more than 139,000 sonata sedans sold in the u.s. because of potential steering wheel problems. the recall involves 2011 sonatas built before september 10th. >>> with the summer driving season now over, gas prices are holding steady, according to the lundberg survey. the average price for regular, now $2.69 a gallon. >>> comcast chief operating officer, stev
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